Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

Friday EveGood morning y’all! I hope your week is going well and you are ready for the weekend! How are y’all feeling? I have had a lot of discussions about how things are going for me and I would really love to hear about you more. I don’t know about you, but I get tired of only talking about myself. Your lives matter to me as well!

The weeks are still feeling a little longer for me, so of course I do think an uplifting quote may be beneficial! I do try to share quotes that hold meaning for myself and hope they will do the same for you! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts about this quote!Rains it poursY’all know that I do my very best to spread as much positivity as I possibly can because I still think there is WAY too much hatred and negativity in the world. We all go through hard times in our life and sometimes those bad times come in waves, but once we get imagespast those times, there will be sunshine and happiness again! Going through hard and painful situations only makes us stronger and one day we will feel the strength we have within us!

I hope y’all have a great day and you are feeling the best you possibly can! It is so important to always take things one step at a be someones sunshinetime and not try to do too much. Good things come to those who wait or at least that is what I have been told. I really hope you are enjoying my Fellow Blogger Recognition posts and you are meeting new amazing people! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love  ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Midweek Recognition!

Happy WednesdayHappy Wednesday y’all! I hope your week is going great so far and you are feeling the absolute best you possibly can. I am sorry because I am a little behind on most everything right now because I have been feeling a little under the weather. I am not sure if I am feeling so awful because I have a cold or it is probably even more likely it’s the massive amount of stress I am feeling right now, Who knows?

As y’all already know I have many fellow bloggers I admire that A-garden-visitordeserve much recognition. I wanted to share each one of them with you so if you haven’t been able to visit their site, maybe you can soon!

The amazing blogger I want to share with you today is very humble and more than likely will not agree with my views, but I am leaving it up to you to determine who is right! Of course I do think you will agree with me that Beth, at http://bethybrightanddark.com/, is brilliant and her honesty is astonishing. 

Without even trying, Beth offers me SO much hope, strength and encouragement. Beth was 1bd08e94a39f2f317ac499110972374bdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in December of 2015 and continues to fight a good fight daily. Through the words she is able to share regarding her thoughts and experiences related to this unpredictable illness (MS), disease modifying treatments (DMT), Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) you can feel her determination! I do think it is the combination of her sass and pure determination she can get through any situation life throws her way. 

Beth is a lot like myself, as we both do not like to cry in front of don't let your illness define youothers. This doesn’t have anything to do with viewing crying as a sign weakness, but everything to do with not wanting to add any additional stress to our families. Beth always inspires me with her kindness, ability to care, never-ending amount of understanding and her killer sarcastic personality!

I know I have already thanked Beth many times before and told her how amazing and encouraging I find her to be, but just in case she has forgotten, “THANK YOU Beth for being your incredible self!” Please never lose that fight within you!sending lots of love

I wanted to thank y’all for stopping by my site today. Each and every one of you have been so fantastic to me during my entire time within the blogging community, especially lately as I have been struggling. Your love and encouraging words are appreciated more than words can even begin to say!

I do hope if you haven’t already been able to visit Beth’s site, you will try stopping by http://bethybrightanddark.com/ when you have a few extra minutes. Without a shadow imagesof a doubt, I think you will enjoy reading every words of Beth’s posts and find her to be extremely strong and motivating!

I do look forward to reading your thoughts about this post and I do promise to respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of       ❤ love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Gimages (3)ood morning y’all! I hope you had a very lovely and relaxing weekend! My weekend was a crazy combination of relaxing, thinking way too much and trying to figure where to go next. There was also a wild change in the weather over the weekend! I swear it went from beautiful on Friday and Saturday to chilly with a threat of rain on Sunday. Thankfully, my husband and I were able to get a few things done Sunday before the rain hit. Y’all already know either from me mentioning in previous posts or your own experiences, but I can feel the rain before it pours down.

Now that we have a brand new week ahead of us, it’s time to let go of last week and focus completely on this week! I always believe that a new and motivating quote is a fantastic way to start the week off! The quote I am sharing holds SO much meaning to me and I hope you will as well! insanity

I guess I am at a point right now where I want things to improve, but yet I often do not make the necessary changes to see what could happen. Maybe I am wrong, but I do think if I don’t try new things, the results in life will ALWAYS be the same! What do you think?

After what occurred in my work life two weeks ago I am trying to remember the things broke wingsthat I am good at and actually make me feel good about myself. I keep trying to remind myself that I am a talented and determined person who doesn’t deserve to be mistreated or made to feel like I am basically worthless. I deserve you are incrediblebetter than all that!

I hope you have a wonderful day and you are feeling the best you possibly can! I also hope you will never forget what an incredible person you are and please never let anyone change that view of yourself. There is no one in this world that should ever be allowed to have that power of you. I am also still working on more Bloggers Recognition posts, so stay tune for many more I know you will LOVE! Please remember that I am always sending you LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Crocheting helps with curve balls!

quote-inner-power-giant-todaySometimes life can throw a massive curve ball our way that ends up hitting us head on and hard as hell! During the past few weeks while I have been dealing with pain, heartache, disappointment and LOTS of stress it has been great to turn my attention to something that has eased my mind and given me some peace. Do y’all agree that being able to focus on something besides the stress and hardships of life is much healthier for the mind and health rather than to being absorbed by the negative is the best approach? I sure do!

Y’all might remember that during the holidays I was working on crocheting a blanket for our love seat that would match one I made previously for our couch. Well over the past f155b8cbaa1c506f981db978b13ec991few weeks I decided to focus my attention on making another blanket for our space bedroom! This has really helped ease my mind and provided me with LOTS of comfort, all while creating something that I think will be beautiful!!

Many years ago I learned how to crochet what’s called the “Granny Square” blanket. I know the name used to make me feel old, but it is a really easy pattern that you can just get completely lost in!

The one I just mentioned that I am making for our spare bedroom is going to be three 59d475ba81f82ed3c7607d4f45425c97different colors. I started with three rows of deep purple, two rows of grey and then two rows of black and just stayed with that color scheme. It fits well considering the bathroom attached to the spare bedroom is two shade of purple! I bet you can’t tell what my favorite color is! I promise, it isn’t difficult at all to change colors and actually gets easier the more you do it.

I am definitely not a pro with crocheting, but it might be the only thing that actually CsLOs_WWEAElIvNcalms my VERY tense and uptight nerves. I am going to share a few YouTube videos in case you wanted to give this a chance. If you are anything like me and gets insanely stressed out about everything, this might be very helpful for you!  These videos are pretty easy to follow and you will learn how to start a Granny Square and change colors if you want more than one color!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g1yINMJQyI&t=447s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26ncIHthj_I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ResetFtgRgY

Please do not feel any pressure to try this; I just wanted to share with you what has 1.30.19-phone-300.jpghelped me through many hard times in life. If you are interested, I do know another type that I will share with you soon, but only if there is an interest. I did want to share with y’all the two of the blankets I have made. The brown, tan and black is the one for the love seat and the 1.30.19-phone-305.jpgpurple, black and great is the one that is in progress.

 I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and feeling great or at least the best you can! I am looking forward to reading any thoughts you may have about this post, if you are interested in learning to crochet or if you already know how to! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Friday Recognition!

Happy FridayGood morning and happy Friday y’all! I hope you had a wonderful week and truly hope you have a fabulous weekend! The weather where I live looks like Saturday will be nice, but there is another chance of rain on Sunday. I hope where you live will be full of sunshine and pleasant temperatures!

This is still in absolutely no particular order, but I do still have several more amazing fellow bloggers I want to share with you. Of course, chances are you may already familiar with donkeysome of them, but if you are not I promise you will love all the fantastic people I am sharing as much as I do.

❤Heather and her adorable sidekick Dizzy’s website  https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com/never fails to impress me! Heather has a love ❤ for dinosaurs, donkeys and pictures as long as she isn’t in the pictures, even though she is a really beautiful lady, but I do understand because I too don’t like being in pictures!

Like myself, Heather lives her life with Multiple Sclerosis. Heather doesn’t allow for this bfa0ee13a5cbf740e7fe43df086ccd04unpredictable illness to control or dictate her daily life, which is truly admirable! Heather’s sweet little helper got her name Dizzy, because Heather battles with dizziness and vertigo, which sadly I understand all too well. I did think this was a really cute and creative way to name such a wonderful helper. Dizzy loves ❤the camera and is very photogenic, so she helps Heather share their many Multiple Sclerosis adventures. I remember a few posts they shared about yoga. I loved ❤ seeing Dizzy’s yoga posses and she really did help me!

I have told Heather many times that I wish I had a Dizzy to keep me calm during doctor’s appointments and bring me joy other times. If you have not already had a chance to visit Heather and Dizzy’s site, I do hope you will have time soon to check them out! Each post moment to recognizethey share is beyond amazing and encouraging and I do believe you will agree with me. I truly value ❤ Heather and Dizzy’s friendship, as they do always encourage and lift me up, especially during the hardships I just endured. I hope Heather already knows this, but I have so much respect and admiration of you and really appreciate your friendship. If I could, I would give Dizzy LOTS of ginger cookies because I know they are her favorite!

imagesThank y’all for stopping by my site today! I hope you are feeling the best you can and have a wonderful Friday! I look forward to reading your thoughts on this post and I do promise to respond as quickly as I possibly can. Please never forget, no matter how I am feeling or what I am going through I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Hang in thereGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful week and you are feeling the absolute best you can! Of course my week wasn’t all that eventful considering I am not currently working, but I will be again and hopefully soon. In all honesty I guess it was actually a  good thing that I didn’t have to work this week because my headaches and pain were out of control. I am assuming the pain and headaches are from the massive amount of stress I feel for not having a job or insurance, but I guess I could be wrong.

It is crazy to think that even though my week wasn’t busy at all and I didn’t have to be anywhere specific, a little pick-me-up is always helpful. I hope you will find as much encouragement and inspiration in this quote as I did!Obstacles-cant-stop-you.-Problems-cant-stop-you.-Most-of-all-otherpeople-cant-stop-you.-Only-you-can-stop-you.-Jeoffrey-Gitomer

This quote has helped me so much to see the bigger picture in life. I am learning that what I have gone through over the past week or so is just an unfortunate obstacle, but it SHOULDN’T and WON’T stop me for reaching happiness and success again. Those my-life.jpgthat mistreated me CAN’T and WON’T stop me from standing back up and carrying on with my life! This has reminded me that I am the only one in control of my life and there isn’t anyone or anything that has chains on me. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my site on this lovely Friday Eve! I am sure you are looking forward to a great weekend filled with doing what brings YOU joy! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on this quote because I love reading what you think! I hope you have a great day! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of    love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Blogger’s Recognition!

moment to recognizeHi y’all, I hope your week is going well so far! I wanted to share this with y’all because I have a long list of  ❤ fellow bloggers that I find absolutely amazing! I am going to have  several posts moving forward so that I can recognize each of them individually because they deserved to be noticed! I do believe that if you haven’t already visited their sites, you will really appreciate what these fabulous people write about.

I am not going in any specific order, so please don’t think one is better than the other sending lots of lovebecause that is far from the truth! Each one I will share with you have their very own special qualities ❤ that I treasure and value! I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Wendi at https://simplychronicallyill.com/. Y’all know that I have been a little down lately due to issues that occurred with my employment, but Wendi always leaves me encouraging comments, which I appreciate so much❤.

As I read her own blog posts, I always find so much inspiration with her very  infectious showing gratitudeand incredibly ❤ kind personality. Wendi is very creative with all of her posts as well and I feel very confident in saying that y’all would love ❤ reading what she shares as well. So many of her posts will bring a smile to your face, I know they do mine!

I hate to say this, but over the last week or so I was losing hope in good and caring people. But during stressful and difficult times, Wendi actually gives me real and true hope in humanity again, which I do appreciate! Iimages (1) truly hope Wendi knows without me even saying it, but I value her and her dear sweet friendship❤!

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today and I want you to know I always appreciate your continued support❤! I truly hope if you haven’t already visited Wendi’s site, you will take a few moments to do so. I promise you will never be disappointed and she will bring some sunshine ☀ to you on even on the cloudiest day☁! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤